Brno Philharmonic with Thomas Sanderling
Brno Philharmonic with Thomas Sanderling / Sarah Chang
Concerts took place at Huhhot, Beijing, Shanxi and Xi’an from 29th December, 2016 to 4th January, 2017.
The roots of the Brno Philharmonic go back to the 1870s, when the young Leoš Janáček endeavoured to establish a Czech symphony orchestra in Brno. The works of the famous twentieth-century composer constitute the core of the orchestra’s repertory, and to this day the Brno Philharmonic continues to be considered the authentic performer of his oeuvre. The present orchestra was created in 1956 by merging the Brnobased Radio and Regional orchestras, and since then has been among the leading Czech orchestras in terms of both size and importance. On its tours abroad, it has performed about a thousand concerts throughout Europe, the United States of America, Latin America, and both the Middle and Far East. The Philharmonic is a regular guest at festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad, frequently joining forces for these appearances with the excellent Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno. The orchestra regularly records for the Czech Radio, Czech Television and a number of music labels (Supraphon, Sony Music, IMG Records, BMG, Channel 4), and is also receiving a growing number of commissions from global clientele through the agency Czech Orchestra Recordings.
Music Director, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra;
Permanent guest conductor at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
Assistant to Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein; Conducted all important orchestras as well as at many international opera houses; Worked with international singers and instrumental soloists; Music Director Laureate for his Lifetime, Osaka Symphony Orchestra; One of the most important conductors of Russian repertoire nowadays.